As an abundance of new, state-of-the-art superyachts take to the water each year, long are the days our oceans are dominated by white hulls and generic lines. From racing car-inspired to all-gold vessels, we celebrate the ten most colourful charter yacht designs for your viewing pleasure below.
No one ever forgets the first time they see custom motor yacht AURELIA, and her multi-award combination of her sporty lines and 1950’s Italian race car and Dunhill cigarette lighter-inspired design. Distinctively styled by Omega Architects with Gulf Porsche Racing colours, Heesen Yachts’s tenth 37-metre (122 feet) superyacht’s bright and bold design features an unmissable no. ‘10’ applied on both quarters – a design even matched with her accompanying 14ft Castoldi tender. Her name - a tribute to the first ever GT Lancia Aurelia - even continues the universal racing car theme (with individual car designer-inspired cabin décor found indoors).
Speaking on AURELIA, Simon Rowell from Bannenberg & Rowell has commented, “We gave it a pretty low level streamlined style, slightly masculine…inspired by the Dunhill cigarette lighter aesthetic.” No expense was spared in ensuring AURELIA Has an unforgettable presence at any port, and for this reason she takes our coveted top spot.